Buttercream Frosting

You can’t have a great cake with out great icing! So, here is how I make my buttercream frosting! 

Toss your butter in a mixing bowl.

Add your shortening.

Add your salt, vanilla and mix. 

Put the cover on (if you have one) and begin to add small amounts of powdered sugar and milk.

If you don’t have a cover just wrap a kitchen towel around your mixer to helps keep the powdered sugar in the bowl. 
Beat on medium for a couple minutes until nice and fluffy!


About Liz

I’m a dairy cattle showing, wine loving, cake baking, wife and mommy navigating the world of friend’s bridal and baby showers while living & loving life on the farm.


  1. oh yes! butter cream icing IS a must! Love that stuff!!

  2. This one is going in the recipe box! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I copied and will put in my recipe file. Sounds great

  4. It’s ALL about the buttercream! YUM!

  5. I make mine the same way except I do it in the food processor. No mess icing!

  6. I love that frosting. I learned the hard way that one actually over-beat it. I think it ended up being kinda curdly and separated. Best to pay attention to what you’re doing and beat as you instruct in your post. :-)

  7. This is the recipe I use except I don’t add have salt in my recipe. I use Penzey’s Double Strength Vanilla…and can’t use any substitutes. It’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Happy to see this! We all need a go to frosting, tried and true. Thanks!

  9. Yummy! I always love a good frosting recipe, especially buttercream… 😉

    I’d love for you to stop by and share this with So Sweet Sundays!

  10. Thank you for this recipe! I frosted an angel food cake, then added cocoa, and frosted brownies!! Family loved the icing!

  11. Thanks! This looks great. I wish I had such a wonderful mixer to do it with.

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